Consciousness and how it got to be that way

Saturday, February 11, 2012

An Autoimmune Encelphalitis: Anti-NMDAR

Yes, really. Fascinating. Scary. And more common as a cause of encephalitis in the U.S. than you would think. (H/T Evidence Based Mommy.)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More ADHD in Kids with Early Anesthesia

A paper in Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows the correlation stated in the title.

This is troubling, not least of which because working memory is known to be decreased in ADHD, and there are post-anesthesia working memory deficits in adults. It may be that early exposure to general anesthesia might damage the wiring brain's working memory hardware.